Monday, July 21, 2014

Girly Getaway Airstream

In May, when I visited Lisa's house for the first time, I immediately noticed this great truck door in the garden


and then Steve nudged me to look in the driveway.


Some of you might have known right away what Lisa had in her driveway.


I was not familiar with Magnolia Pearl and the Airstream that Lisa recently purchased.


The purchase did not include the Rolls so Lisa will be pulling Magnolia Pearl with her fun vintage truck.


Lisa has only owned the Airstream for a few months.


 I don't know if she plans to change the interior much - I myself wouldn't change a thing.


I am not usually a lacy, frilly lover, but this trailer kills it with every detail - from
the vintage columns used to support fabric covered shelves,


and hand painted cupboards to


the queen sized bed decked out in comfy vintage quilts.


Special touches are what make the interior of this Airstream special - antique ceiling tins


and tapestries on the ceiling,


wood floors and metal counter tops,


and an amazing galvanized metal bathtub.


Just look at that lovely hand painted fridge next to the shelves.


I quickly snapped photos of "Magnolia Pearl" on a hot summer day with poor lighting.

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Bohemian Valhalla's post that you can read here has beautiful photos of the Airstream.

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You can read about the sale of the Magnolia Pearl Airstream here.

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Romantic Home featured the amazing Airstream here.


Well, those 540 photos I shot at Lisa's house ended up in posts about her front yard, the interior of her home, her secret garden, her little garden cottage,


and finally her "Girly Getaway" Airstream.


But, when I get back from our family vacation,


it's back to normal at Art and Sand.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Little Cottage in the Garden


I live in a cottage.


I love cottages.


One of my Pinterest boards is titled, "Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace".


And, I love browsing through my copy of , Stylish Sheds and Elegant Hideaways.


So, the day I first set eyes on my friend Lisa's little garden cottage, I went nuts - serious cottage envy.


This is a photo of the cottage in the process of being installed.

 photos via Little Mansions

After purchasing her cottage from Little Mansions, the company shipped everything to her home and then Schaun Carpenter, the designer, arrived to build the cottage himself.


Lisa chose a style with lots of windows.


and you can see that the windows open outward.


The skinny little windows on each side of the French doors don't open, but from inside the cottage they provide a lovely view of the patio.


Lisa originally purchased the cottage as a home for her harp -


what a gorgeous view she would have had while she played her harp.


 Instead, she chose to turn the cottage into an office saying, "if you have to pay bills, you should have a beautiful place to do so."


Lisa's fun style shows through in the cottage with a painting done on one of the windows,


 an essential romantic chandelier,


and a welcoming front entry


with a really fun scrappy banner.


 I would love to have a sweet garden cottage like Lisa's.


But alas, I have no space in my garden so I just have to enjoy Lisa's cottage.


Lisa's home provided me with a wealth of photos for blog posts.


I showed you the front yard and porch here.


The interior of the house was shown here.


Earlier this week you got a view of the gardens here.


So I imagine you think the tour of Lisa's home is over.


There will be one more post, in a week or two - we will be on vacation for 10 days and I don't know if I will have any blogging time.


 But, I still have to show you Lisa's Airstream trailer.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Vintage Garden

I have written two posts about my friend Lisa's gorgeous home - here and here.


As much as I love Lisa's house, her gardens take my breath away.


We should start the garden tour here at the cottage right outside the living room, but I am saving the best for last.


Instead we will begin in the Secret Garden, right outside Lisa's bedroom.


From the front, it looks like a little house, but you can see on the left that it is just a frame.


Fun architectural pieces and vignettes 


are placed all along the garden walls. 


My favorite part of the Secret Garden, other than the fantastic doors, 


is the hammock all dressed and calling me to sway in the breeze while reading a book.


If I had a hammock and a Secret Garden at my house, I don't think I would ever get much done.


But, Lisa can't entertain in the Secret Garden so a vintage wicker sofa with comfy pillows sits on the patio outside her bedroom doors.


This view of the patio shows the beautiful border of flowers all along the edge of the yard.


The patio is filled with fun vintage pieces gathered together into sweet vignettes.


I am in love with the grapevine and mason jar chandelier hanging on the patio.


Beyond the patio is a large lawn space


with lush flower borders - a closer look at the borders shows all sorts of eye candy.


Old gates and bed frames are tucked into the greenery with flowers weaving through the openings.


Rusty metal sculptures are hidden behind lush vines.


Statuary is hidden all throughout the garden.


And just like on the front porch, birdhouses are on display.


I am enchanted with Lisa's garden


and dream of the day when Lulu stops digging up flowers and allows my garden to thrive.


I said I was saving the best for last, but there are already 22 photos in this post, 47 if you count each photo in the collages.


So, I am going to end today's garden tour with a sneak peek at Lisa's little garden cottage - you will have to come back in a few days to see the inside and get the scoop on where she bought it.

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